A Rustic Journal Unlike any Other
Our Nepali Traveler Journal is crafted with handmade Wool Felt from Himalayan sheep.
The Wool Felt is created layer by layer of rolled-by-hand natural wool. Soapy water is poured over each layer helping to combine and interlock the fibers, creating a handmade vintage felt with a classic journal design.
The lightweight nature of wool-felt makes this journal a great for any traveler.
But the handmade felt isn’t the only thing making the journal one-of-a-kind.
Handmade Lokta Paper (Natural, Non-tree Paper)
The paper used is sun-kissed on the slopes of the Himalayas and is created from the Lokta Bush, a non-tree source.
The bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas, and once cut, grow back quickly making Lokta paper a uniquely sustainable paper.
Strips from the inner bark of the Lokta bush are cooked into a mashy pulp which is then spread by hand over large boxed screens and set to dry on the mountainside, creating a paper with natural flecks whose tradition spans more than 1,000 years in Nepal.
Deckled Edges and Vegetable-Dyed Leather
Deckled edges of the paper (similar to rough cut), give the journals that vintage feel many look for in a special journal.
The leather buckle is made from water buffalo leather vegetable-dyed with the time-honored tradition of using black walnut husks.
A Unique Gift, Spanning Generations
The paper is acid free, and the oldest surviving example of Lokta paper is almost 1,000 years old. Give a gift that will last and be treasured, and perfect for the adventurer in your life.